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Buyers Spreader with Fisher Control Box

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by 86 CJ, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. 86 CJ

    86 CJ Senior Member
    from MD
    Messages: 285

    Will it work??

    I picked up a small Buyers tailgate spreader from a guy tonight and he also gave me an older style variable speed Fisher Control box and said it will all work together.

    Should I wire it all up and make it work or just get the cheaper on/off switch wiring harness and go with that?

    What other harness would I get or make?
     
  2. dforbes

    dforbes Senior Member
    Messages: 247

    The variable speed controller would be worth the time and effort to wire up. You can adjust the width of throw and it will save material. What type of wiring harness do you have at this time?
     
  3. 86 CJ

    86 CJ Senior Member
    from MD
    Messages: 285

    It's just the small Buyers Spreader. I have NO harness at this time, but need to make one up or get one ordered ASAP. Can I order the buyers harness on Ebay for $19.00 that has the on/off switch into the cigarette lighter and make it work or no?
     
  4. dforbes

    dforbes Senior Member
    Messages: 247

    I doubt that the buyers wiring harness will plug into the fisher controller. I would look at the fisher website to see how its wired. Then either build the part that takes power to the controller or purchase that part from fisher. Then you will need the harness that goes from the controller to the spreader. Looks like ebay has that for $66.
     
  5. 86 CJ

    86 CJ Senior Member
    from MD
    Messages: 285

    I have the Fisher 9027 control Box.

    It has two sets of wires coming out the back.

    One set is black and Yellow

    Onse set is red and white, then has a red and black pigtail off of that.

    I just need to know what they go to?
     
  6. dforbes

    dforbes Senior Member
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  7. dforbes

    dforbes Senior Member
    Messages: 247

    That is the model number that matches on fishers website. If it is not right, post a picture and I will try to help you out.
     
  8. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    I have a feeling you have the Buyers SUV tailgate spreader. Its a simple on/off switch only without any spead control. Does the motor have 2 wires coming from it to a trailer style plug with 2 prongs?
     
  9. 86 CJ

    86 CJ Senior Member
    from MD
    Messages: 285

    That's it!!! Thanks

    YES, I do have the Buyers SUVPRO. Can I make that controller work with the Spreader?? IS it worth it or just run the on/Off toggle?
     
  10. dforbes

    dforbes Senior Member
    Messages: 247

    That controller should work with the spreader. As I said before it would be worth it to me. If you just run with a toggle switch, the motor is running full speed and you are throwing a 30' path. If you hook up the fisher controller, you can control the speed of the motor therefor controlling the width of your spreading path. This will allow you to put your material where you need it with very little waste.
     
  11. 86 CJ

    86 CJ Senior Member
    from MD
    Messages: 285

    Thanks for all your help guys :) I got my reciever hitch mounted under the truck and ran all my wire to the rear and Battery. I got the Spreader on and got the Control Box in and wired up, everything works great. Thumbs Up